Please join us as we continue exploring how data revolutionizes business. This month we're focusing on data innovation and disruption through three major industries: education, finance and... music!
Alex White, Co-Founder and CEO, Next Big Sound. Next Big Sound believes in the power of data to transform the music industry. The listening, discovery, and purchasing decisions of millions of consumers has moved online and the pace of this transition is only accelerating. Next Big Sound provides a centralized place to monitor all the behavior and activity happening for artists both online and off. Next Big Sound tracks more data for more bands online than anyone else in the world.
David Liu, COO, and Jesse St Charles, Data Scientist, Knewton. Knewton is a technology company based in NYC. The Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform™ customizes standardized educational content to meet the unique needs of each student. Knewton analyzes learning materials based on thousands of data points—including concepts, structure, difficulty level, media format—and uses sophisticated algorithms to piece together the perfect bundle of content for each student, constantly. In 2011 Knewton was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, following in the footsteps of companies like Twitter, Mozilla, and Paypal.
Shawn Edwards, CTO and Andrew Paprocki, Senior Engineer, Bloomberg LP. At the request of several attendees of past events, we have decided to add a session that will focus on Bloomberg’s data infrastructure and initiatives, including Bloomberg Open Market Data
Jaidev Shergill, CEO, and Phil Kim, CTO, Bundle. Bundle believes that people deserve the truth about the places where we spend our money every day. Whether it's a restaurant, department store, or dry cleaner, Bundle helps you find out how good a place is before you go there. Bundle believes that businesses should be rated by real data--not just by people's subjective opinions. Bundle uses anonymous, aggregated spending data to rate businesses based on factors such as how often people go back, how many people go there and how much people actually spend. Using this data, Bundle can learn a lot about whether a place is good, and further, whether a place is good for you.